This was one of my favorite classes to teach. The children loved it and the set up was so simple. We started with a short historical introduction about Vincent van Gogh's painting. This also taught the students that art pieces do not need to be realistic but rather can be abstract. These students were ages 7 and 10.
1. Oil pastels
2. Blending stump
4. Photograph of painting to use as a reference
This project was an underwater scenery outlined in colored pencil. We drew a variety of curved lines inside each object to give a mosaic style to the picture. After outlining we used watercolor to paint it.
1. 11in x 15in 300g watercolor paper
2. Dark colored pencils
3. Watercolor paint
This art piece challenged the students' patience. Patience is one skill that must be learned in order to produce beautiful art pieces. These students were between the ages of 7 to 10.
Mixed media art definitely has its place in the art world. The power of this art form is the emphasis on the process as well as the end result. I love the messiness and freedom that mixed media embodies.
Children love this art form because it incorporates diverse mediums in one art piece.
Here are mixed media flowers. These students are 7 year olds.
1. Collage paper
2. Gesso medium
3. Oil pastels
4. 3D flowers from craft store
5. Spray on acrylic paint
6. Tacky glue
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